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Learn Scratch Programming While Building Fun Projects

Computer programming concepts simplified using a fun, visual environment.
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Learn fundamental programming concepts while working on small projects such as games, animations and even art projects using a free online visual programming language developed at MIT called Scratch!

This course is geared toward students ages 7 to adult. It is a step by step guide to creating projects while learning computational and math concepts such as sequences, loops, conditionals, variables, operators, x/y axis and rotation angles. Teachers and students can both benefit from this curriculum.

Who is the target audience?
  • Geared toward those interested in demystifying the computer programming process and beginners.
  • Ages 7 to adult.
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to create your own games or projects and share them with the online world.
You will understand the basic computer programming concepts necessary to advance your skills and move on to other programming languages.
You will gain the necessary knowledge of the logic and thought process required of computer programmers.
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  • Relatively recent web browser (Chrome 7 or later, Firefox 4 or later, Internet Explorer 7 or later) with Adobe Flash Player version 10.2 or later installed.
  • Internet connection.
  • Love of both computers and the learning of important skills of the future.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 01:42:39
2 Lectures 10:31
First Project
1 Lecture 14:44
Basic Movement, Looks, and Sound
About Me Interactive Collage: Project
1 Lecture 10:01
Changing Backdrops and Using Photo Editor
Animating your Characters: Project
1 Lecture 09:15
Coordinating Sound and Changing Costume
Art Projects 1 & 2
2 Lectures 15:09
Rotation, Angles, and Stamping

Random Function, Pen and Operator Functions
Create a Maze: Project
1 Lecture 16:16
Conditional Statements and Sensors
Storyline Project
1 Lecture 05:31
Broadcasting and Communicating Between Sprites
Create a Game: Project
1 Lecture 14:48
Variables, Loops and If-then Statements
Exploring the Scratch Community
1 Lecture 06:24
Publishing, Sharing, Remixing Projects, and Studios
About the Instructor
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Victoria Rivett is the founder of Savoy Academy and teaches computer programming and art classes on site at various schools. She has created innovative computer programming, robotics and art programs for the UC Irvine, private schools, charter schools, and summer camps. She has developed curriculum for the programming language Python, Scratch, and art and technology combination courses.

Victoria has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii, an M.A. in Educational Organization & Leadership from the University of San Francisco, a second M.A. in Elementary Teaching and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Victoria believes the type of education that serves students best is one that allows for the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills while expressing the uniqueness and creativity of the individual.

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